Saturday, May 28, 2011
Here I am, nearly 3 weeks into my “sans sugar” journey! I encountered slight discouragement this morning on learning I had actually gained .2 pounds. Yep, that’s “POINT 2”, as in a fraction of one pound, almost not enough to count, right? Right! Says I to myself, “I’m still down 10 pounds, so THERE! Take THAT!” An even more noticeable benefit is that some of the “sugar fog” has lifted! Anyone else out there know what I’m talking about? That sluggish, muscle-aching, low-ebb feeling that invades every moment, making me wonder if I can make it through the day, and making the highlight of my day the moment I get to crawl back into bed at night. What a horrid way to live! Isn’t there anything more worthwhile to look forward to?
Yes, there is! Yesterday I had a crystal-clear thinking brainstorm that has awakened my hopes and dreams for the future again. Thank you, God! For years I’ve been searching for an idea to start a small business doing something that utilizes my strengths and enables me to help people, while still supporting myself. I had an idea that seemed to come out of nowhere, but not believing in coincidence, I give credit to the Lord. I couldn’t find pad and paper fast enough to write down all the thoughts that came flooding in to expound on my business idea.
So what is coming out of all this brainstorming? Instant success? Probably not. Lots of hard work? Yes. But what I’m noticing is that feeling of hope has been lacking for so long I’m almost afraid to even entertain it. I have to remind myself I’m worthy, capable, and start heading in the direction of success. The fog is lifting and by the grace of God and the power of his Spirit, I will move forward. Sometimes “forward” is actually 2 steps forward and 1 step back, but the overall direction is forward movement.
3 weeks ago, clear thinking wasn’t possible and hope was almost non-existent. I need to stay the course and stick with my cleaner eating habits, success is in my future!